This week has been full of fun and learning! We finished up our transportation unit by learning about public transportation. We learned about trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ferries. We played a lot of games this week. I love the Mother Goose Time curriculum because a lot of the learning is done through play. This post is about some of the games we played this week.
This week we practiced our letters by playing a train game where the students picked a letter from the sticks and covered that letter on the train with a triangle. We played until all the letters we covered.
This week we played a BINGO game to help us learn the -ar word family. The students rolled the die that had six different letters on it, identified the letter, and made an -ar word. We practiced reading the -ar words. The students did amazing! They covered the word on the BINGO card with a transportation manipulative. As soon as all the words were covered, we read the words again, and ate M&Ms as a reward.
Catch the Bus
This game was so much fun! We had bus cards that had numbers on the back. We laid them out with the numbers facing own. The students rolled a die. Then, they turned over one of the cards trying to find the number that matches. If they didn’t turn over the matching number, they yell “Catch the Bus!” and run around the circle. I think their favorite part was that they got to yell and run to play this game.
Make the Shape
This month we are learning about triangles. The students learned that triangles have three sides. One of the students thought it would be fun to see if they could work together to make triangles with our bodies. This wasn’t really a game, but a random activity that I hadn’t planned on doing but it ended up being quite fun and memorable for the students.
This wasn’t a game, but the students made patterns with black and white paper. They were inspired by the look of Taxis and created their own patterns. I love that we practiced making an AB pattern as we did our “Invitation to Create” activity for the day.
Learning through games and play is the best way to learn. Next week we will start our new unit “Sights and Sounds of Winter”.
** I receive curriculum from Mother Goose Time for honest and authentic stories resulting from my daily experiences using the curriculum. This is my 3rd year using Mother Goose Time, and I am pleased to promote quality educational learning experiences through play with Mother Goose Time!